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The Road Rescue Industry - Cotswold Motoring Museum

Recovery TruckNew Exhibition on the Road Rescue Industry runs until 1st December 2007

A new exhibition has just opened at the Cotswold Motoring museum at Bourton on the Water celebrating the work of the Road Rescue Industry.

1000 trees - plant a tree for Gloucestershire’s millennium

1000 TreesGloucestershire 1000 is delighted to be working in partnership with The Woodland Trust, the UK's leading woodland conservation charity, to encourage everyone to plant or sponsor a tree to celebrate the county's 1000th birthday.

The aim is to plant 1000 trees across the county as a lasting legacy of the millennium celebrations.

You can contribute to the grand total by either planting a tree or making a donation towards a pack of trees

New plastic bottle recycling banks in Cotswold villages

New recycling banks for plastic bottles have been introduced in two more Cotswold villages this week.

A large container has been sited at Didmarton Village Hall and a smaller ‘igloo’ style facility has been put in the car park of the Bibury Trout Farm.

In addition, the small plastic bottle banks at Willersey, near Chipping Campden, have been replaced by one much larger container.

The new banks are part of Cotswold District Council’s drive to increase recycling and reduce waste.

Tetbury goes green with weekend Swap Shop

Unwanted items ranging from books to bicycles were exchanged for free at a Swap Shop in Tetbury.

Last weekend’s event was organised by Cotswold District Council as part of its drive to reduce waste and promote the re-use and recycling of materials.

Residents were able to bring along unwanted but re-usable clothes, shoes, books, crockery, videos and computer games and take other items home with them for free.

‘Arty-ology’ event at Cirencester’s Corinium Museum

Come to the Corinium Museum, Cirencester this autumn and discover your creative side, thanks to ‘Arty-ology’, a drop-in drawing session for the whole family being held on Saturday October 13th.

The event, which runs from 11am-3pm, will give young and old alike the chance to draw unusual artefacts from the museum’s collection and experiment with a range of different art materials provided by museum staff.

Campden and District music society's 47th season

The Campden and District Music Society's 47th season will start with a concert on Tuesday 9th October 2007 with the Fitzwilliam string quartet and Moray Welsh, cello.

Ebrington Fishing Family at Whelford Pools

The Righton Family fish together

Anthony RightonRose-Anne Righton

On a family fishing trip to the Whelford Pools at Fairford Gloucestershire the Righton family came up with some big fish.
Rose-Anne Righton landed a leathery mirror carp weighing 16lb 8oz caught with a single tiger nut fished

Hands-on history sessions over half-term at the Corinium Museum

Rancid remedies and ancient legends are just two of the sessions available for families at Cirencester’s Corinium Museum this half term.

Cotswold leisure centre due to re-open early next year

Cotswold District Council said today that despite severe flood damage, the Cotswold Leisure Centre in Cirencester should be open early next year.

The Council, supported by its insurers Royal & SunAlliance and their contractors, is making every effort to get back up and running following the unprecedented rainfall that hit Gloucestershire last month.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment in the plant room was damaged by 70,000 gallons of flood water and must now be replaced in a complex work schedule expected to take a number of months.

Recycling is in the bag for show visitors

Recycling at Moreton Fire Service collegeHundreds of free reusable jute shopping bags were handed out to visitors at the Moreton Fire Service College Open Day.Recycling advice and information was given out by Cotswold District Council officers and more than 300 show-goers filled out questionnaires in exchange for Recycle for Gloucestershire shopping bags.

Kate Newman, Compost Officer for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, was also kept busy with a string of inq

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